Attachment and Dissociation Assessment and Treatment: An Introduction to Foundational Skills
13 CEs (pending), 12 EMDRIA CEs (pending)
The impact of unprocessed childhood trauma/loss, from the perspective of attachment theory and structural dissociation theory, will be explored as a foundation for understanding, assessing, and treating complex trauma. This workshop will provide tools to both assess and work with attachment trauma and dissociation, as well as offer a structured approach to ensure client readiness and proper preparation for trauma work. Participants will be introduced to using integrative strategies such as attachment resourcing, ego states/parts work and metacognitive/mindful awareness to build affect tolerance for processing trauma and addressing dissociative barriers.
- Identify four attachment styles based on modern attachment theory
- Describe how insecure attachment style can contribute to dissociation
- Apply 3 effective grounding and soothing tools to manage dissociative symptoms
- Utilize 2 assessments to determine level of dissociation in a client with complex trauma
- Evaluate if your client is ready for trauma processing
- List three strategies for beginning to address complex trauma with clients
Instructor: Elizabeth Davis, MS
Who May Attend: This is an advanced workshop for experienced trauma therapists who are already trained in EMDR, PC, or similar.
Time: All listed workshops are 9-5 unless otherwise specified.
- March 17-18, Northampton, MA. Co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars. Instructor: Elizabeth Davis, MS.